An expanded idea of health. The ability to live life to the fullest. Refers to the choices you make in regards to your lifestyle. Can be separated into 6 dimensions.
Your optimal physical health
examples of physical wellness
Eating well, excercising, avoiding harmful habits, making responsible decisions about sex, taking charge in learning about your disease, getting regular medical checkups, and taking preventative measures against injury.
monitoring and exploring your thoughts and feelings, identifying negative factors on your emotional well being
examples of emotional wellness
optimism, rust, self esteem, self acceptance, self confidence, self control, satisfying relationships, and the ability to share feelings.
the ability to evaluate and store health related information. Detect problems, find solutions and direct behavior
Examples of intellectual wellness
openness to new ideas, a capacity to question and think critically, and the motivation to master new skills, as well as a sense of humor creativity and curiosity
possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to your life, especially during difficult times
examples of spiritual wellness
having the capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, altruism, joy and fulfillment. Organized religion can help achieve this, so can connecting with nature.
satisfying relationships which are basic to both physical and emotional health
examples of interpersonal wellness
learning good communication skills, developing capacity for intimacy, cultivating a support network of friends. Contributing to your community, country and world.
Environmental or planetary wellness
the correlation between the health of the planet and your own health
examples of environmental wellness
safety of the food supply, the degree of violence in society, ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, air and water pollution, lead in house paint, and second hand tobacco smoke in indoor air.
a disease that is communicable from one person to another, caused by invading microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses
a disease that develops and continues over a long period of time; usually caused by a variety of factors including lifestyle
the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women
the complete set of genetic material in an individuals cells
the basic unit of heredity, a section of genetic material containing chemical instruction for making a particular protein
an isolated behavior selected as the object of a behavior change plan
the belief in ones ability to take action and perform a specific behavior
locus of control
the figurative place a person designates as the source of responsibility for the events in his or her life
healthy people initiative (HPI)
national wellness goals that the u.s government seeks to prevent unnecessary disease and disability to achieve a better quality of life for all Americans
2010 HPI goals
increase quality and health of life, eliminate health disparities amongst americans
Trans theoretical model for behavioral change
precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, termination
behavioral change plan
examine pros and cons of change, boost self efficacy, identify and learn how to overcome barriers to change